Nine Cherry Health Medical Health Centers Receive Patient-Centered Medical Home Status

Grand Rapids, MI – Nine Cherry Health medical health centers are part of an elite group that has demonstrated commitment to advancing quality care, as certified by a national leader in health-care accreditation.

The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) has certified the following Cherry Health medical sites as a Patient-Centered Medical Home at Level 3, the highest level possible:

  • Barry Community Health Center
  • Burton Health Center
  • Cherry Street Health Center
  • Heart of the City Health Center Adult Medicine
  • Heart of the City Health Center Durham Clinic
  • Heart of the City Health Center Pediatrics
  • Montcalm Area Health Center
  • Westside Health Center
  • Wyoming Community Health Center

That certification means these medical sites meet rigorous standards of patient-centered care.

“We are dedicated to enhancing quality of care at each of our health centers,” said Jodi Pyper, Director of Health Center Programs. “Putting our patients at the center of care allows us to best meet their needs.”

The Patient-Centered Medical Home is a primary-care model with high standards of access, teamwork, and technology. Research shows it can improve quality, lower costs, and provide a better experience for both patients and clinicians.

NCQA is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of American health care. Its standards for certifying Patient-Centered Medical Homes follow principles established by the American College of Physicians, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the American Osteopathic Association.